Words and pictures by Melanie Chambers - Liv Ambassador
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
By the time we reached Regina Saskatchewan, we’d driven 2,500 kilometers, gassed up over a dozen times, eaten at Smitty’s Pancake House twice (Cobb salad both times!), run out of gas almost twice (to conserve gas one of the times, and ensure we made it to the gas station, Paul unhitched the Uhaul in front of an abandoned motel, but that’s another story).
My relationship is still intact, in case you were wondering.
Not to mention that for three days of driving and/or working on my laptop in the passenger seat on little sleep, I was frazzled. I’d already ridden my Intrigue Advanced Pro 29 with groups of women in Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay and Winnipeg, so by this time, with all the considerations I mentioned, I was thinking of skipping riding in Regina altogether. I needed a break. Then, a friend from my Instagram mentioned the trails in Buffalo Pound, Saskatchewan: ‘Those trails are legendary—you gotta go.”
So, as stressed-out women often do, I got my act together and made it happen.